Cowgirls Soccer Set to Host Four Non-Conference Matches

The Wyoming soccer team will play a 20-game schedule that features nine home games in 2018, according to head coach Pete Cuadrado

The Cowgirls will play one exhibition match before the official start of the season, traveling to Orlando, Fla., to take on the Central Florida Knights. Wyoming will then open the 2018 season at South Dakota on Aug. 17. The Thursday night contest will be the first meeting with the Coyotes since a 2016 pre-season match that the Cowgirls won, 1-0.

Utah Valley will then come to Laramie on Aug. 19 for UW’s first home game of the season. The Cowgirls carry the longest non-conference home unbeaten streak among D-I programs into 2018, holding an 11-0-2 record dating back to the 2013 season.

Wyoming then faces Northern Iowa on Aug. 24, the first meeting since a 3-0 Cowgirls victory in 2002 in the only match between the schools.

“Each season we set up a challenging non-conference schedule to best prepare us for our conference opponents,” UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “This year’s schedule is no different. We look forward to taking on each of these challenges and growing as a program to be at our best. The Mountain West Conference is the best it has ever been and we are excited to compete at the highest level.” 

Wyoming will face the 11 other Mountain West teams during the regular season, starting with a four-game road trip to open conference play. 

The Mountain West Tournament will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 in San Jose, Calif., hosted by 2017 regular-season champion San Jose State.

The Schedule

Date Opponent Location
Aug. 9 Central Florida Orlando
Aug. 17 South Dakota Vermillion
Aug. 19 Utah Valley Laramie
Aug. 24 Northern Iowa Laramie
Aug. 30 Idaho State Pocatello
Sept. 4 Northern Colorado Greeley
Spet. 7 Montana Laramie
Sept. 9 Iowa Laramie
Sept. 14 Southern Utah Cedar City
Sept. 21 San Diego State San Diego
Sept. 23 New Mexico Albuquerque
Sept. 28 Utah State Logan
Sept. 30 Boise State Boise
Oct. 5 Colorado College Laramie
Oct. 7 Air Force Laramie
Oct. 12 Fresno State Fresno
Oct. 14 San Jose State San Jose
Oct. 19 Nevada Laramie
Oct. 21 UNLV Laramie
Oct. 26 Colorado State Laramie
Oct. 30-Nov. 3 MWC Tournament, Laramie